Linked by Thom Holwerda on Mon 14th May 2012 22:49 UTC
Windows For weeks - if not months - I've been trying to come up with a way to succinctly and accurately explain why, exactly, Windows 8 rubs me the wrong way, usability-wise. I think I finally got it.
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RE[2]: No one gets it.
by xaoslaad on Tue 15th May 2012 02:44 UTC in reply to "RE: No one gets it."
xaoslaad
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2006-03-07

You are right of course, that it is a gross generalisation. But Thom is writing about how he wonders if there is something in store to fix the desktop interface. I seriously doubt it. I believe it is broken by design.

Again maybe I am being paranoid, but the changes coming from both sides really seem to make it clear that everything they are doing is deliberate and intentional with the end goal of have closed ecosystems where they approve all apps and take a chunk of the profit for every sale, whether deserved or not.

It is frustrating and I wonder why it isn't called out more. I guess some of that is that there is no 'proof', but it is still troublesome to watch.

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RE[3]: No one gets it.
by Alfman on Tue 15th May 2012 04:13 in reply to "RE[2]: No one gets it."
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2011-01-28

xaoslaad,

"Again maybe I am being paranoid, but the changes coming from both sides really seem to make it clear that everything they are doing is deliberate and intentional with the end goal of have closed ecosystems where they approve all apps and take a chunk of the profit for every sale, whether deserved or not."

For me there's absolutely no doubt about it. Slowly but very surely we're loosing access to our own computers, and the pace of that trend is increasing. Corporations are assuming more access and imposing more restrictions on end user devices they weren't previously entitled to. They are continually testing the waters and because governments have been extremely lenient they go further and further each time. Pretty soon there's going to be no way for any new competing app stores to come into existence because the majority of consumers will be using locked up hardware/OS platforms.

Edited 2012-05-15 04:29 UTC

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